An Analysis of Directed Motion Expressions with Lexicalized Tree Adjoining Grammars and Frame Semantics

  • Laura Kallmeyer
  • Rainer Osswald
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7456)


We present an analysis of directed motion expressions in the framework of Lexicalized Tree Adjoining Grammars (LTAG) enriched with a decompositional frame semantics. This approach to the syntax-semantics interface allows us to combine a detailed decomposition and composition of syntactic building blocks with a parallel decomposition and composition of meaning components. In LTAG, lexical anchors can be distinguished from unanchored elementary trees which allows for the description of the meaning contributions of constructions. Furthermore, due to the metagrammatical factorization of the descriptions of unanchored elementary trees, the meaning contributions of single argument realizations and of their combinations can be described in a principle way.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Laura Kallmeyer
    • 1
  • Rainer Osswald
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Linguistics and Information ScienceUniversity of DüsseldorfGermany

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